Selling Scrip Online

We’ve been asked often by the schools who use our software how to set it up for online scrip ordering.  We used to discourage this, because of one big issue – the fees you pay your merchant processor for credit-card processing can eat up the margins on scrip. But ever since we added the ability

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Case Study: Portland Public Schools Foundation

Last year Portland Public Schools parents raised over 3 million dollars through fundraisers. Considering these are dollars raised by numerous volunteer hours and unquantifiable energy costs, that number is staggering. Fortunately, these schools (44 of them) have the support of the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) under the nonprofit umbrella of All Hands Raised. In

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Auction Checklist – Front Desk Essentials

I love checklists. And with a large, complicated project like planning an auction, they can be incredibly useful. So, we’re putting our heads together here, and starting a project to write and publish a series of auction checklists that you can download and print.  We’re starting with 7 Auction Night Front Desk Essentials – stuff

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Guest Post: Raising Friends and Funds

How do you turn auction event guests into long term donors? Rose Backs, a benefit auctioneer serving Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington, has some food for thought. —— One of the questions I hear over and over again is “Why isn’t my event growing?” I believe there are typically a multitude of answers but for

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Support Desk Outage Today

Update: 2/21/16: It’s all fixed now.  You can go back to using the green help widget on the side. Update – 2/20/16: Well, most of it was fixed. There is still an issue between the elev.io serivce (which provides the little help widget along the right side of your auction site) and Zendesk (which provides the

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Are You Game?

Games are a wonderful way to generate energy, excitement and laughter at an auction. You’ve probably heard of Heads or Tails. Are you familiar with Chicken Bingo? Here are a few more suggestions from the Greater Giving blog. Are there any others you would add? Jewelry Box Game Get a local jewelry store to donate a

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